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    19A Endorsement

    I highly recommend that you check the insurance coverage on your Special Interest vehicles. A client recently discovered that the words “Replacement Coverage” doesn’t mean what it sounds like.... more

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    How Two Very Rare Cars Found Me

    A gentleman in his 70s phoned me one day and asked me if I wanted to buy his classic car, a Gordon Keeble. Like most people, I had never... more

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    Everyone Has A Volkswagen Beetle Story

    I just looked at a restored 1972 Beetle for a client. They always bring back memories of the 1967 car I had in 1970, and the Karmann Ghia coupe... more

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    Noble House Classics

    Two months ago, I went to visit Noble House Classics in Almere, in the Netherlands. It’s a 35 minute Go Train ride from Amsterdam Central Station. I recommend a... more

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    Cars Go Down with the Ship Edition

    It’s everywhere in the news this week, “boat adrift in the Atlantic with a thousand Porsches on board”. Back in 1955, the Andrea Doria went down with a famous... more

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    Do you remember your first car ride?

    I was five or six years old in 1951. My father’s friend took us to London for the Great Exhibition. I don’t remember the Exhibition but I do remember... more

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    Is the Insurance Company Valuing Your Write-off Fairly?

    What To Do when your car is written off in an accident/theft and you are not sure the insurance company is being fair in their compensation offer: For most... more

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    A Pre-Purchase Inspection is a Great Investment

    I got a phone call from a prospective client this week looking for a pre-purchase inspection on a 1968 Mustang Fastback being sold by a dealer. One interesting aspect... more

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    Look Under the Car

    Nothing replaces looking under a car to get a sense of its desirability. When buying a car, you or your representative should look at the underside for corrosion, leaks... more